Electrochemical carbon formation from a graphite anode in Li 2 O/LiCl molten salt

Hyo Yeol Ryu, Sang Mun Jeong, Yun Chan Kang, Jeong Guk Kim

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Electrochemical carbon formation from a graphite anode has been investigated in an LiCl molten salt containing oxygen ions. Carbon can be formed via various chemical or electrochemical routes. The carbon dust produced during electrolysis probably contaminates the salt and it leads to a decrease of the current efficiency and the purity of the metal product. A possible reaction path for carbon formation during electrolysis has been proposed in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7019-7022
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 17
Externally publishedYes



  • Carbon formation
  • Carbonate
  • Graphite anode
  • LiCl
  • Molten salt

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  • Chemistry(all)

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